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A Governance Expert, Eric Oduro Osae has described former President John Dramani Mahama’s comment about the Electoral Commission [EC] and it’s Chairperson as something that must be treated with some seriousness.

John Mahama has cast doubts over the Electoral Commission’s (EC) ability to conduct neutral general elections in 2020.

He told Citi News in an exclusive interview that the EC needs “to be more open with the political parties ahead of election 2020.”

Ahead of the election, Mr. Mahama said the EC needed to prove doubters wrong.

“They need to prove us wrong. We have our doubts that they can be neutral and fair . . . the current posture and the way they are conducting things makes us doubt that they will be neutral and fair in 2020.”

“The EC is not a secret society. It is not somebody’s private closet that needs to be shut and us not know what is going on there . . . they should open all the process.”

“When the EC starts behaving like the representatives of political parties are a nuisance [to the commission] . . .  then this affects the trust and confidence the people have in the EC [which is supposed to be] a neutral arbiter,” the former President said. 

Speaking on NEAT FM’s evening political show ‘The Torch Light’, with Mac Jerry Osei Agyeman, Mr Erica Oduro Osae noted that Mahama’s comment must not be “ignored, it carries a lot of weight.”

Listen to interview…

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